Would you go on this parent-and-baby cemetery stroll?

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Danielle Valente
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Feel like unleashing your spooky side? Not to worry, Morticia Addams enthusiasts, you and your newborn can take a nice long stroll among the dead thanks to this new tour (just make sure your best black attire is ready). 

The Park Slope Parents Association partnered with Green-Wood Cemetery for a different type of mommy-and-me outing: a 45-minute walk through its historic grounds. New parents who can't quite cover the venue by lugging their child's stroller on and off a tour bus can now take in Brooklyn's past on foot. Save the playspaces for another time—you and your mini-me have a lot of ground to cover (literally). 

It might seem a bit eccentric—considering Green-Wood is now home to the newly reopened Morbid Anatomy Museum—but this tour is actually a great way to take in the sites of Brooklyn people do not normally experience (think of it as a trip to see an exhibit rather than a haunted house). Parents might be in favor of visiting grave sites of famous figures such as soda fountain creator, John Matthews, but kiddies will definitely enjoy a walk past the cemetery’s koi pond and other animal-related pitstops.

Yes, it's certainly a new way to spend an afternoon, but when rounds on jungle gym at your local play area become redundant, you'll need a way to spice things up. Those interested in taking a step back in time are required to register with the online group before participating in the Apr 24 tour, which begins at 10:20am and costs $10. Please note that this event is geared towards parents with babies or toddlers in tow and does not cover kid-friendly material.

For even more fun around town, explore our top things to do with kids this spring, free activities for kids and museums for kids in NYC.

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